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    Spa / Pool Check Valve Stuck Closed

    Jim, Wanted to let you know that cleaning the filters fixed my issue. I appreciate all of your advice and hope you are having a great New Year. Thanks, Derek
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    Spa / Pool Check Valve Stuck Closed

    OK, I will clean my filter to give this a try first. If this does not work I will run my system with the check valve guts removed, as you suggested, to further diagnose the problem. I really appreciate you taking the time to help me out. Thanks, Derek
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    Spa / Pool Check Valve Stuck Closed

    OK, I may not be explaining it correctly. I only removed the whole assembly to check the flapper by hand once it stopped working. It was never removed before that and the flapper was working so I know the guts are not in backwards. You did give me an idea though. I will take the guts out and put...
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    Spa / Pool Check Valve Stuck Closed

    It is the newer style where you can see inside and you can replace/ remove parts. I replaced the whole valve assembly last summer when my spa was draining back into my pool. When the pump is on it stays closed when in the past I could see the flapper open. I took it apart last weekend and the...
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    Spa / Pool Check Valve Stuck Closed

    My check valve connected to the plumbing for my Spa seems to be stuck in the closed position. This has been going on for about a week and I can't seem to find a solution and any advice would be appreciated. My spa is connected to my pool with an overflow waterfall. What would normally happen is...
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    Newbie Spa Mode Question

    I was able to check the spa / pool valve last night and you guys were correct. I was able to get it to pull and return to spa only. I am still dealing with my spa draining to pool level once my pump stops when it is set to share pool and spa but I am fairly sure I just need to replace my check...
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    Newbie Spa Mode Question

    OK everyone I really appreciate your help and it sounds to me like you guys are spot on. I will give this a shot when I arrive home and check in with results. Thanks, Derek
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    Newbie Spa Mode Question

    OK, I do have 2 Skimmers and 2 visible floor drains in my pool area, also have a Polaris port if that matters. I am fairly certain the valve labeled Skimmer did shut them both off though. So it's possible that controls those two skimmers and the other two are my floor drains. If I am...
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    Newbie Spa Mode Question

    Here is a photo of my equipment. Pretty sure I got the pool and spa intakes labeled correctly but since both still get over flow I really have no idea. Appreciate your help. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/shares/SvFNLC Thanks, Derek
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    Newbie Spa Mode Question

    I recently purchased a home and unfortunately none of the plumbing was labeled. I have been able to figure out most things through trial and error but I am stuck on one last issue. My pool has 4 inlet valves. One is the main, then skimmer, pool floor and spa floor. I then have my outlets into...
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    Newbie needs advice

    Update, I was able to raise my CYA up to 50 after passing the OCLT Tuesday night. I am still steadily losing 3 to 4 ppm of FC during the day but I can't complain since my pool is in direct Texas sun all day long. I wanted to thank everyone for walking me through this process. Everyone that sees...
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    Newbie needs advice

    Sounds good. I appreciate your verification on all of that.
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    Newbie needs advice

    Update....I was able to continue SLAM this weekend. Overall the pool looks great and even my neighbors said its the best they have ever seen it look. I do seem to be losing about 4 ppm though out the course of a day though. I am assuming this is because I get pounded by Texas heat all day and my...
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    10% pool bleach at Wal-Mart - Was it worth it?

    It's $2.50 in my area but can't find it in stock.
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    Newbie needs advice

    Will do.....especially the cold one.
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    Newbie needs advice

    "And not to belabor the point, but if you had time to grab a sample this morning you had time to add bleach, even if you weren't diligent about getting the exact oz, I would have at LEAST added to the nearest 1/3 gallon about what you have been adding. Not trying to beat you up, trying to help...
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    Newbie needs advice

    OK this all sounds good. My frustrations have calmed. Note to self, never post before the morning coffee and directly after an hour in traffic ;). I definitely know a pool service won't care nearly as much as I do. I actually find it calming vacuuming and sweeping the pool so that's a bonus. I...
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    Newbie needs advice

    Here are my numbers from my OCLT. 8:30 P.M. > FC=5 CC=0 5:15 A.M. > FC=4 CC=0 I am at the max loss of ppm for what would be considered passing the OCLT. That being said I am also a bit concerned with losing 4ppm of FC in just over 3 hours between me testing...
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    Newbie needs advice

    OK, todays update after adding two gallons of bleach and waiting 30 minutes to test once I got home. Numbers are as follows. FC=9 CC=0 PH=7.5 TA=70 CH=130 CYA=30 I am going to assume that since 2 gallons of bleach only got me to 9 that my pool is bigger than my original calculations. What...
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    Newbie needs advice

    Thanks that's a huge relief. I appreciate all of this great advice.
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    Newbie needs advice

    OK, update. I just went out to my system and turned a lever out of desperation that I assumed was connecting the spa and inlet jets from following the pipe. Boom it started filling and will be over flowing shortly. This also activated my in pool inlets which have not been working. I am hoping...
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    Newbie needs advice

    The spa is staying level with the pool when the pump is off, I assume. I will be running the pump until SLAM is done so I will see if it fills back up. I am fairly certain the spa and pool clean at the same time. Although now it seems the spa is a lot dirtier than the pool. I don't know anything...
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    Newbie needs advice

    OK, I am really confused now. I got home today and tested my water. FC=1 CC=1, two gallons of bleach later and I am sitting at FC=1 and CC=.5 I was sure 2 gallons of bleach with clean filters and everything would finally get me to FC=12. Can anyone explain to me what is going on. When I test...
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    Newbie needs advice

    On another front I have a spa that overflows into the pool and it has only ever done this once. It seems like the spa water keeps getting lower to pool level when the pump isn't running so this doesn't function. Am I correct to assume that this may be something wrong with a valve or possibly...
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    Newbie needs advice

    Sounds good, thanks. I just bought this house with this pool and it was a little neglected so if this is my only problem left to handle I can't complain too much.
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    Newbie needs advice

    OK, I will give this a shot and hopefully I can get it up to 12. Thanks, Derek
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    Newbie needs advice

    Over the long weekend I was testing every few hours and was adding at least once a day sometimes twice normally a gallon a time following pool math and my numbers have never hit 12. I figured this was because of my CYA of 0 upon taking ownership of the pool. Once I got my CYA up to 30 I figured...
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    Newbie needs advice

    Last night about 9 pm. I put 3 gallons of bleach in my pool because I figured it would be better to do once sun was down. According to pool math that should have brought my FC to well over 12 . Unfortunately my daughter got sick so I was unable to test closely after adding it. When I ran my test...
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    Newbie needs advice

    OK, thanks for all of the tips. I appreciate all of this advice.
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    Newbie needs advice

    OK, sounds good. I will go ahead with the SLAM and report back after.